Adventure Harbor Tours
Boat Tours • Water Sports • Eco Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Family fun for everyone! We offer 3 hour shell and sharks tooth hunting & history trips out to beautiful and secluded Morris Island, as well as romantic sunset and dolphin cruises. Science and eco tours for kids, and school groups that meet or exceed SC school standards as well. Definitely kid and pet friendly, too. Our vessels are perfectly suited for private charters, bachelorette and bachelor parties, anniversaries and birthday parties, any kind of get together you can think of, up to 80 passengers. Come on out and see us!
Charleston, South Carolina

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2022

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sean m
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Wow! We were hoping for an adventure that was equal parts educational, engaging and laid back…and we were also hoping for shark teeth fossils. Our experience exceeded expectations across the board.

Our captain and guide Howie lent an expert’s eye and experience as well as a great sense of humor to our search for shark teeth fossils 10s of millions of years old, from tiny tiger shark teeth to eye-popping choppers from long-departed great whites.

We were a family group of 12 on a private tour with five kids ranging in age from 8 mos (happily along for the ride) to 14 years (budding marine paleontologist). Howie ensured that every child (not to mention parent, grandparent, aunt and uncle) learned a ton about the shark species that roamed coastal Carolina millions of years ago, and left with a truly impressive collection (125 strong!) of fossils and an appreciation for the ancient and modern ecology of the area. Especially as relates to sharks, which of course we can all agree are awesome! We also saw several pods of dolphins and came across a host of other shells and sealife, fossil and otherwise, which he readily and expertly identified to the delight of the whole cohort.

Couldn’t recommend more enthusiastically—a great experience for kids, families or anyone interested in present and prehistoric marine species, the environment, paleontology, the megalodon in Jurassic World/The Meg 😉, you name it. Just a great day and huge thanks, Howie!
Written August 1, 2021
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Jack W
2 contributions
Oct 2022
What a blast! Howie was outstanding. Shared wine, snacks and conversation with 6 new friends, all while comfortably cruising Charleston Harbor. Howie kept the tunes and info flowing, got a great view of Charleston from the water, and the sunset was gorgeous! Can’t say enough about how much fun we had. Highly recommend!
Written October 18, 2022
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Heather P
Myrtle Beach, SC1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Family
If you are considering this, just do it! We had 10 people in our family ranging in age from 2 months to 45 years. In planning, it was very difficult to think of something everyone could participate in. I emailed with a plethora of questions. He answered everything in perfect detail. So after my inquisition ( my questions were very thorough , specific, and would have made a Karen blush, nit picky is an understatement) satisfied, I booked the trip.

We met the captain at the exact place and time he promised. We began the journey. He covered all the safety protocols and made the non swimming, water terrified family members feel secure. Yes, every family has a few odd balls. We boated up to the bridge. We actually got to see dolphins swimming and jumping out of the water! We then continued on to Morris island.

Where do I start to describe this untouched piece of heaven on earth? You are greeted by huge pieces of gorgeous wood. We immediately started to find a treasure trove of fossilized shark teeth. Now these weren’t ordinarily sharks teeth like we are accustomed to finding at our home in Myrtle Beach. These were big, and had beautiful striations. My sons who aren’t shark tooth hunters found big sand dollars washed along the shore. The captain came along with us and pointed out so many teeth for us. As I said these were different than the ones we we accustomed to finding.

Everywhere we looked there was amazingly stunning views. The Charleston city view, the lighthouse, the shore of the island itself just breathtaking.

After taking in and photographing all the sights, collecting all the treasure beyond our wildest wishes, and breathing in all in our island tour was complete.

All ten in my crew were so impressed, and even the ones who are not aquatic fans are still going on about how simply fantastic this trip was.

Obviously if you are reading this and you’ve made it this far in my ramblings, you need to whip out the old credit card and invest in memories that will last a lifetime!
Written December 13, 2020
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Awwww, such very kind words! Yall make sure and come see me if youre ever back here in Charleston! Appreciate it very much!
Written December 13, 2020
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Kim King
1 contribution
Nov 2020
If I could rate this company 10 stars, it wouldn't be enough. I had such a wonderful visit to Morris Island thanks to Captain Howie. His knowledge of the Charleston area and its history is very informative during the 30 min ride out to Morris Island. He makes sure everyone has a great time, never feels rushed and will take you to the best spots for shark tooth and fossil hunting. The day couldn't have been any better! Pricing is so reasonable and definitely worth it if you are looking for something fun to do while visiting Charleston with families, couples or just solo! I can't wait to visit again!!!
Written November 25, 2020
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Dane Lancaster
Nashville, GA5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Captain Howie is a great guy and a great guide. Stopped to tell us some history and local places of Fame during our boat ride out to Morris Island. Once we were there, he took time with everyone to explain what we were looking for and where and how to find it. We found several good shark teeth and so did everyone else on the tour. Capt Howie and a couple more of us helped apush a stranded boat off the sand at the beach. Captain Howie saw these people in need and didn't hesitate to help them out. He also took up time with the kids on the boat to ensure they had a great time. Capt Howie provided a Disney sing-along on the way out at the request of Abby, who is a special young lady who has the best attitude of any kid I have ever met! I think we are all better people just for meeting her! We also had 3 dogs on the tour with us. They were all sweet pups and it was obvious that Capt Howie is a dog lover! Great experience and will book with him again on our next trip!
Written June 16, 2022
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Ya-wen Y
Lake Norman, NC16 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Captain Howard (the owner of Adventure Harbor Tours) definitely made our trip to Charleston an unforgettable experience! The purpose of our trip to Charleston was to take my cancerous dog Charlie to enjoy beach run one more time. Given that most of the beaches require dogs on leash, a visit to Morris Island (which is uninhabited and only accessible by boat ) quickly got on our wish list. Unfortunately because one of my 3 dogs on this trip has small dog syndrome and couldn’t stop barking at the other well-behaved dog brought by other passengers on the boat, we decided to leave the tour so that we don’t spoil other people’s fun. For his love of dogs, Captain Howard graciously offered to make a special arrangement for us. He asked us to come back the next day and had Captain Aaron taken us (just us!) on a 3-hour trip to Morris Island. I thought the private tour was gonna cost us an arm and a leg, but he charged us regular tour price per person for two (and dogs for free). Captain Aaron was informative and friendly. In addition to the fun facts and history, he told us where to go on high tide when we got to the island. Charlie and my other two dogs were overjoyed when they realized they could run free on the island!! They ran in and out of water, played fetch on the beach, and enjoyed the rare sunshiny day. Captain Howard was absolutely right—Morris Island is truly Disney World for dogs! We had three exhausted but very happy dogs by the end of the visit. More importantly, it meant a lot to me to check running freely on beach off Charlie’s bucket list.
From a dog lover to another dog lover, I thank Captain Howard for his kindness. I highly recommend Adventure Harbor Tours. It is a tour company full of fun and heart!
Written March 15, 2020
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Ahhh, such kind words. You started pulling on my heart strings as soon as you said the trip was for the older pup. How could I say no to that? And you are wonderful people for taking care of the animals! Come back and see us again one day, and BRING THOSE PUPS! Thanks so very much for the kind words!
Written March 16, 2020
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Jillian B
1 contribution
Apr 2021
We could not have asked for a more perfect addition to our bachelorette weekend! Captains Howie and George were very fun yet professional and made sure that our cruise was enjoyable. They were knowledgeable of the history of Charleston and taught us fun facts as we passed by the city. We also saw a lot of dolphins which was a highlight of the trip! I absolutely recommend this as a must-do in Charleston!
Written April 27, 2021
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Rebecca
6 contributions
May 2021
We had an absolutely AMAZING time on this trip. Captain Howie got us there ahead of any other tours, so we had the first pick of the day! Howie taught us all how to find shark teeth, and everyone on the tour ended up with a dozen or so.

We also found whole sand dollars, conch shells, and much, much more.

But, aside from the shells, Howie also taught us far more about Charleston and the ocean than we ever knew. I wish we could have spent more time chatting and learning about this unique place!

Aside from group tours, they also offer romantic evening tours for the sunset. Also, dogs are welcome!
Written June 7, 2021
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sledet
6 contributions
Dec 2020
My family had a great time with Captain Howie!!! He was very responsive to phone calls and text messages as we had to change the date/time because of bad weather.
The boat ride and Morris Island was great. My kids (15 & 21) had so much fun looking for shark teeth. Definitely recommend this for other families!
Written December 30, 2020
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mamakittel
Sheboygan, WI45 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Howie is a born and raised son of Charleston who has been exploring Morris Island for 45 years. He greeted us all with genuine warmth, enthusiastically shared a blend of history and ecology of the area, and guided us around the island where we combed the beach for treasures galore! Young and old alike were thrilled to find shark teeth, sand dollars, and sea glass. Howie made sure everyone walked away with treasures while being careful to ensure the environment of the island was protected and preserved. Can't overstate how great the experience was. I say this is a must-do for visitors to Charleston!
Written March 18, 2022
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